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Poster: cashel Date: Apr 26, 2004 9:22am
Forum: opensource_movies Subject: making good movies

many aspiring movie makers could learn much from watching some of the early story films from 1903 onwards(eg. the many Edison films, available for free download). Firstly a well planned and written script. Always use a sturdy tripod. Carefully plan the camera placement for each scene. Think about depth of exposure and use of the camera lens. Now take the footage and throw out the trash(often 90%). Careful editing ,trimming etc (remember Hollywood only recognises only a few great editors. Then the sound track( just as important as the visuals. Now comes the hardest part...DO YOU HAVE HUMILITY. Perhaps you have fine technical expertise but will NEVER have artistic ability. That is why Hollywood is great..they seek the best people in the world.. It should be noted That I am lacking many, many of the qualities or abilities listed above. I may have a little humility.

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Poster: tambora Date: Apr 26, 2004 4:11pm
Forum: opensource_movies Subject: Re: making good movies

Oyez! Oyez!

Listen to jack2, young men and women, for he speaks the truth. The sheer volume of your work will not make us love you. We will rescue your film from the recycling bin only if it is good. Yes, be critical, and yes, do some editing from time to time. Remember the chariot race in Ben-Hur? They shot over 200 times more film than they used, and that was expensive 65mm film, too. Certainly you can manage to omit at least half of the digital you shot.

And just because The Blair Witch Project did well at the box office and City of God got nominated for Academy Awards doesn't mean you don't need to use a tripod. Think of our stomachs from time to time.